BBC's Hamza Queen apology

The BBC has apologised for revealing the Queen raised concerns with ministers about the radical cleric Abu Hamza. Its security correspondent reported that she was upset over the British authorities' inability to arrest him.

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Abu Hamza legal fight: A timeline

Abu Hamza has lost his fight over extradition to the United States Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Here is a timeline of key events in his case;

September 2001 Following the 9/11 attacks, Hamza's comments in support of Osama bin Laden spark outrage.

May 2004 Arrested on a US extradition warrant.

October 2004 Charged with 15 offences under the Terrorism Act.

February 7, 2006 Jailed for seven years after being found guilty on 11 of 15 charges.

May 2007 A preliminary extradition hearing takes place in London.

November 2007 A judge at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court rules that Hamza has lost his legal arguments against extradition.

February 7, 2008 Home secretary Jacqui Smith signs an extradition order.

August 4, 2008 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rules that Hamza should not be extradited until judges can examine his case.

April 10, 2012 Europe's human rights judges rule that Hamza would not be subject to "ill-treatment" in America and their extradition is lawful.

April 10, 2012 Europe's human rights judges rule that Hamza would not be subject to "ill-treatment" in America and their extradition is lawful.

July 9, 2012 Hamza lodges an appeal with the ECHR over his extradition to the US - on the eve of the July 10 deadline.

September 24, 2012 Hamza's request for an appeal is rejected as Europe's human rights judges rule he can be extradited to America.

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